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. the only problem is, a.c.o.r.n. closed the doors in 2010. karen finney on the informed electorate in the republican party. >>> let us vote! let us vote! >> and we are back. republicans in several states are promising election reforms right away. they promise to prevent these incredibly long lines in the future. here's the problem. those same republicans created those long lines in the first place. now, we've shown you how people waited for hours to cast ballots in virginia and ohio. the long lines were even longer in florida, where some voters waited up to seven hours. the problem grabbed the president's attention on election night. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time -- by the way, we have to fix that. >> yes, we do. so today, united states senator barbara boxer from california introduced the l.i.n.e. act. it would require an election commission to set new national standards by january 1st, 2014. the commission would decide the minimum number of voting machines, workers, and other resources needed for an election. it would keep vote
." karen finney and michelle cottle. karen, if i might begin to you, let's start with the breaking news. i want to start with your reaction to news this hour the supreme court will rule on california's gay marriage ban and the defense of marriage act. should same-sex marriage advocates, karen, be nervous or pleased about this? >> i hope that history will show they should be pleased and that this will be the day that, you know, this process where in the same way that loving v. virginia opened up rights for people like my parents to get married, this will be the beginning of the decision where we recognize that same-sex couples should enjoy the same rights and benefits of marriage. i hope it is the start of what is the american journey for expanding rights of every american. >> given the current composition of the court, i am nervous. i do not yet share karen's optimism. i'm concerned the court will move to take away the rights of gay people to get married and let states block it where they want to. i think we would need to focus on two people. where does justice kennedy go? and he's being i
against guns, karen finney, and representative adam schiff. the nr a spent a week saying nothing and, boy, did they break their silence today. as someone who has been in the trenches fighting this group for many years, can you tell us are people going to be more or less scared of the nra following this so-called press conference because by all measures, it was a complete disaster. >> it was a disaster. i think those who take a lot of money from the nra are probably scratching their heads rethinking how they're -- where they could get other dollars because actually my read of that press conference was that it would further galvanize support for the kind of common sense measures that we've been talking about because he was so -- lapierre was so disconnected from reality. i worked in new york city public schools. the idea of putting armed guards in schools is not even worth treating as a serious idea. it was so sort of out of step with where i think the conversation has been, the level of respect, and the kind of conversation we've been having nationally that i would almost guarantee you tha
.c.o.r.n. stole the 2012 election. the only problem is, a.c.o.r.n. closed the doors in 2010. karen finney on the informed electorate in the republican party. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there
taxes don't go up on the middle class. it doesn't seem that difficult. >> karen finney, the other thing that changed since congressman's last wall on this thing, the voters have spoken. >> yes, they have. think about that the voters have spoken and more people than even voted for him agree with him on this approach that we're talking about. the republicans have had several weeks to make their case and it sounds like the very same case we heard coming out of mitt romney that the voters rejected. they've had a few weeks to make their case and the polls today say people aren't buying it. more people don't like it. so mitt romney couldn't convince the american people that it was a good deal and you have the congress that can't convince the americans it is a good deal. they're not stupid. the republicans are being so petulant with one another rather than saying you lost. the american people don't agree with you. the president wisely is saying he has the hand right now to sort of wait it out. unfortunately, the americans will be the ones to suffer. let the republicans go home and explain that
are congressman tim walls, democrat from minnesota, and karen finney, the former dnc director and msnbc analyst. you introduced today in the house a discharge petition which is a way for normally the minority to try to get, to force a vote on something that the leadership doesn't want. this petition would basically bring to a vote in the house the bill that the senate passed, which is basically the president's version of the tax structure that he would like to see. what's happening with the discharge petition? >> we have 151 people signed on to it. i think we have momentum. >> how many signatures do you need? >> 218. >> which is what it takes to pass. >> it will take democrats plus 27 republicans to basically do what all of us heard when we were home. don't let taxes go up on those 250,000 and below. and deal with the other later. and they argued that's what they wanted. it has passed the senate. the president said he would sign it. they can deem their pledge to grover and the american people have certainty. then the fiscal cush is a shorter curve. into the holiday season, make sure that no one
? >>> and we've got karen finney and sam stein coming up talking about that. >>> and later, "time" magazine names president obama as person of the year for a second time. i'll discuss the magazine's choice with presidential historian doug brinkley. >>> and don't forget, you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio monday flew friday from noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter youing the hash tag ed show. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." everybody wants a deal. are we going to get it? folks, i tell you, today we may be farther from a deal on the fiscal cliff than ever before. and the reason i think is pretty simple. president obama has put a deal on the table. the republicans should be taking, but they refuse. today president obama expressed his outright dismay. >> the republicans in the house and i think speaker boehner were in a position to say we've gotten a fair deal. the fact that they haven't taken it yet is puzzling. >> president obama's deal would have offered republicans a change in the way social security is calcula
his own caucus on plan b? >>> and we've got karen finney and sam stein coming up talking about that. >>> and later, "time" magazine names president obama as person of the year for a second time. i'll discuss the magazine's choice with presidential historian doug brinkley. >>> and don't forget, you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio monday flew friday from noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag ed show. we're coming right back. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, whi
. and to you too. let's turn to karen finney tonight, former communications director of the dnc. where are we right now? i mean, who are the winners and losers right now? i think the american people are big-time losers on this deal. >> that's absolutely right, particularly after the american people spoke very clearly about what they wanted. i mean politically speaking, obviously i think the president continues to be a winner in that he has, as you were just discussing, he has tried to move, he has tried to, you know, many olive branches. i think the american people have seen him working hard. and the polls bear it out, continue to bear it out that he retains a high degree of confidence and support from the american people. i think nancy pelosi actually comes out of this with a little bit more leverage, because it's clear that any deal that gets done is going to need democratic support. and as we know, she has been a far more effective leader than john boehner has. >> sure. moments ago, the president and his family left for hawaii on board air force one. what does this look like to the america
. our new category is the biggest surprise of 2012. karen finney, what was the biggest surprise of 2012. >> that we were able to call the election around 11:00. >> i actually thought it would happen, by the time we got to california, closing time we would know. >> i really thought it would be a much bigger mess, and i didn't think the president would be able to win without us having a debacle in florida, and thankfully we didn't. >> joy reed, what was the big surprise? >> the big surprise was that mitt romney chose paul ryan as his running mate. he is the right guy? but as a democrat, secretly, i was like oh please, pick paul ryan, i didn't think he would do it. >> there were so many reasons not to pick him. >> but he was like ideological, and they crystallized all the things they didn't like about mitt romney, the 47%, voucherizing medicare, all that was crystallizing in one person, he picked him for the running mate, i was surprised. >> the big surprise, something way behind scenes, the debate commission makes the rules, they are usually secret. they leaked these, you can read the rul
." let's get to our panel. karen finney is an msnbc political analyst, ana marie cox is a columnist for the guardian and steve kornacki is my colleague. steve, we checked the website of one online gun supplier for the sort of rifle that was used by the individual on friday. i think we have video of it, and they're almost completely sold out. now, a new abc/"washington post" polls believe newtown is indicative of broader problems in american society. so do you think this time things are different? the circumstances, the context, this time for a conversation about gun control is different? >> it is. and the pressure i think is going to be more intense in the days, weeks, and probably months following this on politicians to act. it's not just because of the horrific details of this, as awful and almost unprecedented as they are, but there's also sort of a trend here that i think it's 6 of the 12 worst mass shootings in u.s. history have happened since 2007. so there's this growing awareness of, wow, this is reaching like, you know, serious proportions right now, and if you think -- >>
not provide them the mechanism to regulate gun commerce. >> karen finney, there is nothing in what we learned today about how the nra has its hands tied that is in any way involving the constitutional right to bear arms. the constitutional right to bear arms stands there unmolested, and then there's the a.t.f. just trying to do a basic job that the nra has successfully lobbied to prevent them from doing. so the whole issue of the kinds of legislation we really need in the gun arena is a much wider range of legislative vehicles than anyone is really contemplating right now. >> but also, lawrence, when we talk about common sense, one of the most interesting things when you said you were shocked, i did some research a while back, and i think most americans would be shocked to find out. because it's unthinkable -- i've used this example before -- i can't buy sudafed one day early because of the computer database that tracks how much you buy and when you buy it. i think most americans in polls are shocked to realize there isn't a system where, for example, a police officer, let's say in aurora, co
with that group. i'm joined by karen finney and republican strategist and former gingrich campaign senior adviser, david winston. good morning. >> good morning. >> is it post-election nervousness? panic? what is going on? >> look, you've got this huge issue facing the country in terms of the fiscal cliff and there are a lot of elements to this and any time you're a majority coalition as you work to a policy slolution, there ar going to be solutions as in terms of the opinion. >> is it a kas sem? >> look, i work for newt gingrich when he was speaker so having dealt with situations like this. you're in the process of trying to put together a deal and a majority coalition to make that deal work and in the course of that you're going to have arguments. >> karen, conservative groups are slamming them. rarely in modern american politics have more counterproductive, more foolish words been set to paper. does this tie boehner's hands or does it push him to do what he thinks he actually needs to help his position in negotiations? what do you think this means? >> a couple of thing. i actually think there i
this top of mind. >> amen to all of that. joy reid, goldie taylor, and karen finney, thank you so much. do not miss "meet the press" when the head of the nra wayne lapierre will be david gregory's guest. >>> next, would osama bin laden be alive today if america had not tortured detainees? an explosive controversy when we come back. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> clearly the information is that this waterboarding and torture was the major factor in
and on the power panel "time" magazine's karen tum multi. karen finney and republican strategist robert trainham. "now" with alex wagner is coming up. >> we have a spicy enchilada today. lawmakers are channeling their inner publicists in the fiscal cliff negotiations. that pr aside, are we any closer to common ground? and it if all this sounds familiar, it is. we will talk deal making and deja vu with ben jaman wallace walls, and the ranking member of the house budget committee congressman chris van hollen. plus liz wet bar ren's return to washington and her role as a wall street enforcer and activist kerry kennedy joins us for a discussion about human rights and her father's legacy when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male an
you. i want to bring in our panel, msnbc political analyst karen finney and joan walsh, editor-at-large of salon.com, and also we have democratic strategist and former counsel to the house judiciary committee julian epstein. joan, i want to get your initial reaction to what has hand today because you're the mother of a daughter. i have met your daughter. >> yes. i called her right away. we've talked several times today. we g chatted for hours. that's your immediate impulse and then you say a prayer for the families that have gone through this loss. but i was very happy to hear the president make remarks about action. he doesn't have to spell out what it is. we don't even know exactly what were the weapons and what were the circumstances that went on -- >> so far apparently he had two handguns but a rifle was found in a vehicle associated with him. >> right. but what we do know, martin, is that there are too many guns in this society, and that it is far too easy to get guns. it's far too easy for troubled people to get guns. we also know that there's not nearly enough mental hea
that threshold is. >> karen finney, i want to ask you about the same question, this ten days business. but i also want to amendment that question or expand it. how much damage did the republicans do last night by blowing up plan "b"? in other words, does that take them out of the power position in the negotiations? >> absolutely. because i think at this point, it's pretty clear that any kind of -- boehner could not get, what? 117 votes. so it's clear whatever happens next, he's not going to be able to rely on his own caucus to make that happen. that means, who do you need? nancy pelosi and you're going to have to get democrats to get something through the house. and so, i certainly think republicans hurt themselves in their leverage and look at the polling, 51% of americans have a favorable view of democrats, 31% of americans have a favorable view of republicans, and i can't imagine after watching what happened last night that those numbers for republicans have gotten better. i imagine they've gotten worse. i think the last thing i'll say here is for speaker boehner, he is in a very weakened posi
'm karen finney in for martin bashir on this thursday, december 27th. the president is back in washington, the senate is working against the clock, and speaker boehner, yeah, he's m.i.a. >> no new negotiations are scheduled. >> congress has five days to strike a deal before the end of the year deadline. >> they're calling it the fiscal cliff. [ speaking foreign language ] >> john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> let's take the american people out of the line of fire in terms of taxes. >> it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> i have never known john boehner not to have a plan. >> it seems pretty dark right now. >> it looks like there's no way there's going to be any deal done. >> so i say to the speaker, take the escape hatch we've left you. >> we're not going to get anything done that doesn't involve some measure of compromise. >> it's not 100% sure that's going to work any longer, and now that we know how fanatical the fanatics are. >> it's like blah, blah, blah. >>> a very busy day h
karen finney is here and buzz feed's ben smith. today residents of newtown, connecticut, will bury two victims of friday's shooting massacre while wakes are held for three others. in washington, meanwhile, there are growing signs that the country is getting serious about gun control. during a meeting with top cabinet officials yesterday, president obama directed them to take a hard look at proposals to combat gun violence, and over on capitol hill senate majority leader harry reid joined with two other pro-gun rights democrats to suggest that new gun laws should be on the table. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. in the coming days and weeks we'll engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate on how to change laws and culture and allow this violence to continue to grow. >> an nra rating of an a, but, you know, enough is enough. my -- i've got -- i'm father of three daughters, and this weekend they all said, dad, you know, how can this go on? and i, like i think most of us, realized that there are ways to get to rationale gu
's continue this discussion. here now is karen finney. we have david webb. let me go to you, guy benson. it sounded to me like president obama talking about tax rates. >> is this dead or still alive? >> it is still alive. and it is ugly. but the piece that you mentioned. setting aside some of the substance here. there is a new poll out today that shows the public unchanged. it has been that way for weeks now. they had a proposal and i think it is middle ground and they put it in a letter and leaked it to the press. i think you heard what you heard from the president all along. >> i have to say, i agree with guy. part of the challenge here is the president knows that he's got the public on his side. also remember the exit polling from the elections that shows people are fine with taxes going up on the top 2%. this is part of why the deal from john boehner was a non starter. he said how about deduction caps so you have lots of taxes. is he in trouble with his right wing? >> yes, he is. they have purged the scam. you said it. spending cuts. they are talking about $350 billion. what matters
in washington? let's turn to sam stein, "huffington post," karen finney, msnbc analyst and former communications director of the dnc. karen, you first. how is anything going to get done on gun legislation or any kind of changes at all with firearms when they can't even get together on the fiscal cliff? >> well, i think it's like the president said today. he needs help from the american people and from the outside. i think it's so important, the activism that we've seen, i mean just in the last few days over this sort of chained index on social security. i think it's for the american people to make it clear what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, and to raise the stakes for members of congress who fail to act. that is the only way we're going to get anything done. >> and if the republicans stand shoulder to shoulder, we'll be right back here talking about it for a long, long time. they haven't moved on anything else. on budget negotiations, sam stein, this is the second time the president has offered john boehner a grand bargain of sorts, and it's the second time he has rejected it. why is
. >> just don't shoot anybody in the face, ed. >> i wouldn't do that. karen finney, great to have you with us tonight. thanks so much. >> take care. >> that is "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. chris hayes filling in for rachel tonight. >> thank you, ed. thanks for joining us this hour. rachel has the night off, but happy wednesday, everyone, tgiw, am i right? you know how it is, things start to wind down on wednesday afternoon. you send off your last e-mail, maybe pop a beer from the office fridge and head on home for the weekend. all right, you, watching this right now, probably don't do that. but that's how your friendly neighborhood lame duck congress rolls. the house was supposed to be in session tomorrow, was the republican leadership went ahead and canceled that thursday session, so it's wednesday and the weekend has arrived, if your job title is united states representative. amid the crush of members heading out of the capital building today, you could even spot republican congressman mo brooks of alabama biking into his five-day weekend
of how arbitrary this game really is. all right, that does it for "the cycle." karen finney, you're in for martin bashir and it's all yours. >> all right. it's wednesday, december 26th. we hope you're having a wonderful holiday because the president's is about to end. boehner and the boys? what's the rush? ♪ >> first of all, we want to say merry christmas. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas break with the fiscal cliff looming large. >> the fiscal cliff gets closer. congress now has six days left to make a deal. >> aloha, hawaii. >> to my republican colleagues, the ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want, that's a pretty good day. >> they were this close. they were this close to a solution. >> he's going to get tax rate hikes. >> are we going over the cliff? >> i believe we are. >> be republican and be conservative and pass a bill that cuts tax. >> boehner has no control over his extreme right wing faction. >> should anybody's taxes be raised at this point? answer yes or no. >> no. no. ♪ >> we begin as president obama and the senate head back to w
and and michael steel and the former rnc chairman and then karen finney, contributor writing for the hill. it is great to have you here and i know we were listening together. michael, i want to start with you on this. the right has been instin at. did the nra help seal the message that we really need to talk about this more than we ever thought before because if their meaningful contribution is all of us have a target on our back and all of us need to carry a gun, we have big problems. >> we do. you know, i don't know where to begin. as a supporter of the second amendment and a supporter of the nra, even though i am not a member of the nra, i just found it very haunting and very disturbing that we are country talking about arming our teachers and principals in classrooms. what does that say about us? i do not believe that's where the american people want to go. i do not believe that is the response that should be coming out of the tragedy in newtown. i just think that this was a missed opportunity to create another conversation at a higher level where the american people are right now. th
nation" former director and msnbc political analyst karen finney is here and buzz feed's ben smith. today residents of newtown, connecticut, will bury two victims of friday's shooting massacre while wakes are held for three others. in washington, meanwhile, there are growing signs that the country is getting serious about gun control. during a meeting with top cabinet officials yesterday, president obama directed them to take a hard look at proposals to combat gun violence, and over on capitol hill senate majority leader harry reid joined with two other pro-gun rights democrats to suggest that new gun laws should be on the table. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. in the coming days and weeks we'll engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate on how to change laws and culture and allow this violence to continue to grow. >> an nra rating of an a, but, you know, enough is enough. my -- i've got -- i'm father of three daughters, and this weekend they all said, dad, you know, how can this go on? and i, like i think most of us, re
absolutely. here is to another great one. that does if for "the cycle." karen finney is in the chair
waged against republicans, it was meaningless until todd akin. >> joining me now, msnbc's karen finney. karen, when i found out about this, i let out an audible yelp. i could not believe after all that the nrcs ended up funding todd akin. what did you make of it? >> you know what? business as usual. even at the time i felt they were hedging their bets a little bit because it was not realistic to me that they would give up the shot. if he wasn't going the get out, they were not going to give up the shot of potentially taking back that senate seat. there was no way politically. and they knew frankly the fec reports wouldn't come out until after the report. and then we could all get exercised about it. whatever happened, happened. >> did whatever happened, happen? does the republican party see any blowback from this? this is the democratic senatorial campaign response. s it is not only wrong that the nrsc would provide funds to support a dangerous extremist like todd akin, it was underhanded and dishonest that they would purposely mislead the public about their actions. >> i think where t
, karen finney and robert trainam. karen, since i know you the best, i'm going to call you k-fin as not to confuse everyone. it seems the taxes are going to go up on the wealthy. the question is whether or not it's through the tax increases or closing the loopholes and the deductions. so do you think that we are closer to a deal today than yesterday if. >> i do. in that now they're putting -- there's no pressure to put all the elements of the deal on the table. karen and robert have been to a few of these rodeos as well the only way you great deal in washington is to be right up gangs deadline and we're not quite there yet and also to have all the moving parts of the deal on the table at the same time. >> so procrastination rules the day then. we just got this breaking news that senator jim demint is going to leave the senate in january to become the president of the heritage foundation. demint had been holding boehner's feet to the fire on these tax cuts. what's your reaction to that and this on the heels of reports that boehner is getting strong backing in the house? >> let
is an msnbc contributor and karen finney is an msnbc political analyst and the former director of communications at the dnc. karen, the rnc has just announced something called the growth and opportunity project to assess their injuries, yet the five people chose ton chair this august body includes former bush secretary ari fleischer, who on election day tweeted about being amazed about african-american turnout in ohio. so i guess is it acknowledging black people like to start? >> i think you might have recognized that at some point. he's been in politics a little bit. the biggest problem in reading about this, we went through something similar in 2005 when howard dean became chairman. the difference was he made the point of talking to the state party chairs to find out what would it take to win in their state, and he talked to rank and file democrats. we also did a poll to try to understand was it our message, was it how we were communicating. we found it was our message people agreed with, it was how we were communicating. that's kind of the big piece they don't want to admit.
. >> thank you. >> with a, of the way, karen finney, this is senator lindsay braham graham's reaction to jim demint's resignation. take a listen. >> i met with jim demint this morning and to say i was stunned is an understatement. he has always been a friend, somebody i could count on. personally, we've really enjoyed our time together. and i just -- i was stunned this morning. >> stunned he may have been karen, but if somebody was standing by he probably would have high fived him because there was a good chance he was going to get pry married in the palmetto state. "the washington post" points out he was one of the poorest senators in 2010 so we knew he would be financially stable. how big of a blow is his departure and what should we expect down the road from the heritage foundation with jim demint at its hell snm. >> the first thing i would say is with his departure i think it does show sort of the diminishing role and potentially the influence of the tea party inside congress. but jim demint is a movement conservative. so moving to the heritage foundation he'll have to i think compete wi
political analyst karen finney and also senior fellow at the research council ken blackwell. good afternoon to both of you. >> good afternoon. >> ken, let me start with you. do you believe these negotiat n negotiations are at a stalemate or is this just some made for tv drama? >> i think it's made for tv drama and both sides are playing the clock and it's like, unfortunately, it's like a big nfl football game where serious football gets played in the last two minutes. and that's, that's unfortunate because i don't believe at the end of the day they're going to be able to avoid the framework of sampson bowles. a person that does not advocate we raise taxes when we have this economic sluggishness. but at the end of the day, i think the framework is going to be the package that both sides will settle on because it will not only slightly raise taxes on those making 250 or $500,000, but it will, it will have a ratio of spending cuts to tax increase. >> karen, president obama took his message on the campaign trail, if you will, friday. clearly a different strategy from last year's debt ceiling t
the republican party rebuild and rebrand itself. for more let's bring in goalldi taylor and karen finney. romney was plan "a" for winning the fiscal cliff. do they not have a viable plan "b"? we have had this counteroffer today but it doesn't seem to go anywhere. >> i saw a couple reports about how ann romney specifically is taking this loss. you know, no candidate ever plans to lose. you know, we don't plan to pack up and go home. we plan to head to congress. you plan to head to the city council. we plan to head to the white house. so they really did not have a plan "b." as for the gop, well, neither did they. they didn't expect that this president was going to come out with as strong of a proposal as he did. they thought first term obama was going to show up again, and clearly that wasn't true. you know, the plan that they presented today just isn't serious. it isn't serious if we say you're not going to raise the rates on the top wage earners. it's not serious if it says you're going to make significant cuts and try to tie entitlements to this so-called fiscal cliff which isn't a cliff at all
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analyst karen finney. david, first, senator demint dumps all over boehner's job plan, now he's jumping ship altogether. how much of a loss is mr. demint, a man who once said single mothers who live with their boyfriends should not be allowed to teach in public schools? >> we at mother jones.com just put up the seven craziest things jim demint has ever said. there was a lot to choose from. don't ask me why we stopped at seven. >> do you have one better than the one i just quoted? >> that was pretty good. i think that's on the list. >> good. any others? >> people can just go there. the main thing here is that jim demint has been more an obstacle in the senate than, of course, in the house and i think his departure from there is good news i think for the one remaining moderate republican senator because he's really been quite responsible for choosing and picking and getting behind these tea party republicans like rand paul that have burrowed their way into the senate and made it much harder for anyone to come up with a reasonable deal there or any place else on capitol hill. so if he want
in the republican party. >> karen finney, you get tonight's last word. thank you for ending on a high note, my friend. >> take care. >> be sure to join me for now at noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific, weekdays right here on msnbc. "the ed show" is up next. >>> good evening, americans, welcome to "the ed show" from new york. john boehner's back is against the wall and president obama is holding all the cards. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> the clock is ticking. christmas is coming. the goose is getting fat. why are you not bringing this to the floor? >> an urgent message from nancy pelosi. but it's casual friday for speaker boehner. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> today's news, speaker boehner and president obama will be the only two at the table to make a deal. i'll ask congressman emanuel cleaver if boehner can get it done. >>> 33 months of private sector job growth. now is the time to start spending on jobs. david cay johnston is here. >>> senator mitch mcconnell's self-fill buster is more than just an embarrassing blunder. senator berni
party. >> karen finney, you get tonight's last word. thank you for ending on a high note, my friend. >> take care. >> be sure to join me for "now" at noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific, weekdays right here on msnbc. "the ed show" is up next. "hardball" starts right now. >>> gay marriage. an american right? let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. today the united states supreme court said it would take up the issue of same-sex marriage. this is an astounding moment in american history and in the march of rights that began in philadelphia in the last quarter of the 18th century and continues through this first quarter of the 21st. is it constitutional for a state to deny people of the same sex the right to marry under the law? well, let's consider the 14th amendment. nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protections of the laws. and here is justice kennedy, anthony kennedy, in his majority opinion in the lawrence
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